summer campfire. field workers and family.
conversation, a singalong. A moved to throw
a chip bag into the flames.
Daniel said ne fait ca, it's hard to believe
sitting here (he looked at the starry sky)
that pollution exists anywhere.
I've read witticisms of Chesterton since I was a kid. In December, his books were eye-widening. Tight metaphor, vivid characters, grasp of human nature's motivation, creatively careening through stories with oddball good humour. Not-Sinister is blond, red-head, midlife and male.
whether with a few kids doing a fundraiser
or a seniors bake sale, or immigrant forum
as mayor, as member of the community,
he's looking at what works, what would
make things work better. good-natured
positive energy dynamo, uniting, facilitating.
How much of my hometown was as it was
and how much was the overlay of turn of century
Gopher Prairie? I inhaled declaring true, true.
I came to Mainstreet early before my eyes could see.
satire bans compassionate nuances.
is it ever too soon to say impact?
some leave no trace after decades
of acquaintance. she exudes wellness,
balance, confidence expressed as
curiosity. when there's meltdown
not on her part, a nearness of
empathy that doesn't nudge or budge.